Situated in Upper Ranchitos, a lush part of Taos with old growth trees and significant amounts of protected acreage in the area, this historic in-town home is one you do not want to miss. Home for over three decades to a well-known local artist, this home exudes a local character, warmth, and charm that immediately resonates as you enter through the impressive 12’ hand-hewn aged wood artisan French doors, featuring traditional wrought iron latches, reminiscent of bygone days. With an iconic hacienda feel, post and beam construction, historic and varied wood floors throughout, very classic Spanish architecture, several Moorish-influenced arched doorways, and other notable accents you are taken back to 1920 when Mr. Conrad (therefore Conrad Lane) lived in the original part of the home. Within this 2,711 sq ft property is a 625 sq ft artist studio/salon/gallery with a 16’ high pitched ceiling displaying large vigas and a large skylight for natural light. This makes a perfect space for artists looking for a great studio to work in or for someone that wants a museum-like area to display art. From the impressive studio pass through the large doorway into the spacious den with another high ceiling, great angles and ledges, heavy wooden built-in floor-to-ceiling book shelves, more aged wood floors, and diamond finish walls. Via the pass-through into the next room, which is currently used as an office/library see more floor to ceiling built-ins, large skylight, heavy wooden book cases, awesome wood floors and plenty of space. From the library step into the intimate dining room, with hacienda style wrought iron chandelier, access to the northwest bedroom (the first of four) and other endearing details that make it a wonderful place to sit. From the dining room step down into the kitchen with custom alder wood cabinets, all made by local cabinet maker Mark Romero, with traditional Spanish crosses carved on the doors. The kitchen also offers a large walk-in pantry, open shelving for displaying precious items, counters and back-splashes made of Spanish tile, and back door access the large open and fenced grassy back yard with mountain views to the southeast. Located just off the kitchen - a very traditional floor plan of that time - is a second bedroom/office, a cozy spot for sure. Behind the dining area, moving southeast through one of the Moorish style arches, is a sitting area with three sets of heavy wide wooden doors, aged and patinaed. Through one find the utility closet with washer and dryer. Opposite this is the third bedroom. Ceilings are low here and you can feel the sense of history. A set of saloon style doors lead to the master bath, large enough for chaise lounge, and a further step down into the master bedroom with walk in closet. Note the floor to ceiling French doors with 16 panes each which also lead direct to the back yard. It is hard to tell from the outside just how much this property offers on the inside. If you are looking for a property that really captures the true feel of living in Taos, and which is minutes from downtown, don’t miss this one. More at bit.ly/conradlane
|Year Built||0||Community||RANCHITOS-UPPER (35B)|
|Elementary School||Taos Elementary|
|APPLIANCES||Dryer, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer|
|HEAT||Forced Air, Hot Water Baseboard|
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